Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Serenade in C major [String Quartet No. 5]

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1. Allegro molto con spirito
2. Ballata: Allegretto scherzando (variations over the song about Finn Komfusenfej)
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4. Finale: Allegro molto

  • Year of composition: July 1910, Vestanå, Gränna
  • Work category: String quartet
  • First performed: 26 January 1916, the Gothenburg Quartet, Gothenburg
  • Duration: 19 min
  • Detailed duration: movement 1: 5'07", movement 2: 7'30", movement 3:1'54, movement 4: 4'14"

Examples of printed editions

• Abraham Hirsch (5131) /
• Carl Gehrmans Musikförlag (2624) - score with introduction by the composer about the song variation in movement 2

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Deposition from Carl Gehrmans Musikförlag

Examples of recordings

• SR RELP 5010 Kyndelkvartetten (1960)
• Caprice: Cap 21339 (CAP1201-02 MS601-03)
• CPO, Oslo Strygekvartett
• BIS, Stenhammar Quartet

Literature

Rotter, Signe: Studien zu den Streichquartetten von Wilhelm Stenhammar (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2001)

Description of work

1. Allegro molto con spirito. C major 3/4
2. Ballata: Allegretto scherzando (variations over the song about Finn Komfusenfej) A minor
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace. F major
4. Finale: Allegro molto. C major 2/2